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Start date: 01/09/2017 - SGS Stroud
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 2 years

Day(s): Various
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: FdSc
Code: Course code: 33ZK - Institution code: S55
Cost: £6,000 per year

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FdSc Computer Games Design and Development * (subject to validation)

Higher Education

School of Creative Industries, Degree Overview Event
7th October 2017 10-12.30 pm and 9th June 2018 10.00-12.30 pm
To reserve your place(s) please email:

  • Course code: 33ZK
  • Institution code: S55
  • Fees: £6,000 per year
  • Start date: September 2017
  • Completion date: June 2019
  • Duration: 2 years

The FdSc Computer Games Design and Development, is an exciting new addition to our curriculum offer. This new innovative foundation degree, is equivalent to the first two years of a full degree and will teach students computer vision, image processing, graphics and visualisation. Students will be taught practical skills in high specification facilities, such as our VR Laboratory.

Modules could include:

  • Concept Art (traditional and digital)
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Computer Games Engines
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Games Design
  • Development and Production Processes
  • Creative Thinking and the Creative Process
  • Emerging Technologies
  • The wider application of Games Theory
  • Professional experience
  • Bringing a product to market

The course is built around a variety of different teaching and learning contexts. These include taught workshops, independent studio/workshop activities, work-based environments, blended learning environments, seminars, tutorial and lectures. Each context will encourage students to adapt to new situations an prepare them for future learning and employment opportunities

On completion of this foundation degree, students will have the option to apply for a top-up year at our partner university The University of Gloucestershire, or to another university of their choice.

Entry Requirements

Students have to be aged 18 or over 64 UCAS points (from new tariff) Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above.

Mature students are welcome to apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Barton at: For help with admissions or finance applications, please email:

*subject to validation

Dates & Costs

FdSc Computer Games Design and Development * (subject to validation)

Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): 9am-4pm
Qualifications: FdSc
Code: Course code: 33ZK - Institution code: S55

Cost: £6,000 per year

Start End Time Campus
01/09/2017 30/06/2019 9am-4pm SGS Stroud
01/09/2017 30/06/2019 9am-4pm SGS WISE